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Re: Killing off scm_init_guile for Guile 2.0 ?

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Killing off scm_init_guile for Guile 2.0 ?
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 17:23:09 +0100
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Clinton Ebadi <address@hidden> writes:

> Does Guile mode actually have any meaning when using the BDW GC? The BDW
> GC algorithm does not need to put other threads to sleep when sweeping;
> it does this implicitly by causing the functions that register
> collectable memory to block during the sweep phase as far as I can
> tell. The libc malloc/free can continue doing whatever they want in the
> meantime. A thread blocking for any reason should not be a problem as a
> result (does Guile mode have another other restrictions?).

Exactly (sorry I hit "reply" before reading your message).


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